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Suprema - Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd

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BA SCORE
72
okay

64 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 20.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd visit their website
El Salvador

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-06-2002)
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Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

t0rin0, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and grain. Taste is much the same with a corn flake flavor on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but pretty basic.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -1%

nmann08, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.28/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a very slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of musty grapes in the nose—similar to what you would smell next to a wild grape vine in the late summer.
T: Like the smell, the taste has light flavors of musty grapes and hints of malts. A very slight amount of bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite good compared to other beers in the style. I definitely found the grape flavors to be quite interesting.

metter98, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer tends to impress me with a clean flavored, light bodied character. Opens up with a lemon-zest aroma, backed up with funky notes that hinge on skunkiness and earthiness. The flavors are less deterant, with a focus on fresh lemon grass and orange rinds, a mild malt / grain sweetness balances out the citrus. A mild grassy hop bitterness and flavor dominate late, and tend to cleans the palate. The feel is overcarbonated, which mutes the flavors considerably and lightens a lot into the finish. Certainly a refreshing south-of-the-boarder type brew, but hardly quality drinking.

BEERchitect, Apr 21, 2007
Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -1%

kjkinsey, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.13/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a super yellow color lager with a nice pure white foamy head with minimal retention and not much lacing. Aroma of light adjunct notes is quite bland overall. Taste is also quite bland with some light adjunct notes and very little else to report. Body is light with good carbonation. Very bland offering overall but kind of does the job under the (very) hot Salvador sun.

Phyl21ca, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
1.75/5  rDev -42.2%

ygtbsm94, May 11, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.35/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

330ml bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Decidedly clear body, faint pale golden hue with a decent-looking, airy, white head. Minute lacing on the way down.

Smell: A tad sweetish in the nose, some lackluster graininess, a mice-tear worth of uningratiating acetone, and a small serving of chilled creamed corn.

Taste: Mildly grainy with a sweet pop of light corn syrup. Ultra faint herbaceous hops, near nil bitterness, but, then, a trace of chemically astringency that holds firm until the sweetish, soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Sometimes you luck out with a simple and innocuously inoffensive pale lager, but, sometimes it's kinda icky, as is the case with Suprema.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.35/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Suprema is your basic Latin-American golden lager with a bit more malt and hop character than an American macro, but less than most European versions offer. It's crystal-clear golden body is capped by a frothy head of bright-white foam that slowly receeds to a wide, creamy collar and lacy surface covering. It leaves some nice lacing at the outset but reduces to just spottiness beyond that. The nose is clean, somewhat grainy, somewhat lemonish, and a touch floral. The body is light and it's very fine, moderate carbonation leaves it gently crisp and then smooth in the mouth. The flavor delivers a well-balanced combination of lightly grainy malt and grassy/floral hops backed by a firm bitterness that ushers in a dry finish. It's refreshing and well-made but somewhat limited in character.

NeroFiddled, Oct 12, 2003
Photo of Jason
3.43/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz green bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Pale golden hue with a wonderful white lace that leaves several sticky rings as the beer goes down.

Smell: Lemony and grainy ... clean in the nose.

Taste: Light to medium in body, smooth yet the carbonation goes hand and hand to leave a mildly coarse bite. Dryish on the palate with hints of alcohol and lots of grain flavour for the 6-row malt. Hops stay quite assertive throughout giving a tingling sensation all over the mouth. More grain in the finish ... very clean in the end.

Notes: A bit more flavour than "Pilsener" ... a robust pils in comparison to other South American beers. A great match with some breaded & fried flank steak, black beans and rice.

Jason, Apr 06, 2002
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.2/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear and very straw color with a bright white head that falls down and leaves a pretty thick lacing. The nose is very minor with an almost bitter tone to it. Minor roasted edge. Flavor is sweet. A little bit too much and a tad unbalanced it seems. There also seems to be a bit of an apple tone here as well. A bit thin overall. Feel is decent. Lower carbonation with an okay liquid body. This is drinkable, sure. Doesn't really carry enough punch to make it memorable enough to go back to. But still nice enough to try.

RblWthACoz, Feb 09, 2008
Photo of Gavage
3.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a crystal clear light yellow color with a one finger head that breaks apart immediately.

Smell: light malt, grass, and hint of bitterness is detectable.

Taste: slightly grainy malt presence with grass, hint of lemon zest, and a mild bitterness. Well balanced but mild in flavor.

Mouthfeel: light-medium in body. Crisp throughout. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: for the style this one is not half bad. Very easy to quaff and mildly refreshing. Worth a try.

Gavage, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev -1%

wrightst, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a thin (1/8 finger tall) bright white head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate amounts of musty malts aromas along with some adjunct malt grains/corns and slightly fruity.

T: The beer is slightly sweet with some adjunct malt notes of grain and corn. Additionally there is some light bitterness from light bodied hops and a light amount of yeast.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: I thought this was a pretty good beer for the style - I enjoyed it and I think that I could probably could have a couple of these. Easy to drink and enjoyable, could be sessionable.

dbrauneis, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of jdhilt
2.8/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a two-finger white head fades quickly leaving a good lace. Light amber color. Nose has very faint hops. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Starts and finishes slightly hoppy. Good lawn mower beer - not beefy enough when there is snow on the ground. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle.

jdhilt, Mar 18, 2004
Photo of LXIXME
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

LXIXME, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of plaid75
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a medium straw hue with a one and a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing,

The smell featured a light grainy malt with a touch of lemony hops.

The taste consisted of a sweet and musty grain with some flowery hop. A bit of green apple appeared toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was light and relatively clean.

Overall a decent Latin American beer. Certainly better than most.

plaid75, Aug 11, 2007
Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml green bottle {"No Returnable"} served in pint glass.

A - Clear; pale gold color with a white head that rather quickly dissipates to a thin partial coat. Does leave lacing, however. Medium/light carbonation.

S - a bit fruity and wine-like

Tastes better than indicated by aroma. Still some white wine resemblance, but both hops and malt in the mix. Nice finish.

M - light, crisp and smooth, but unremarkable.

D - good, east to drink, thirst-quenching beverage.

Serving type: bottle

chinchill, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -1%

harpus, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of Boone757
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Boone757, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
3/5  rDev -1%

ZEB89, May 05, 2013
Photo of illidurit
2.45/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass. A firm pour produces a light gold body with a dense froth atop. Retention and lacing are well above average for a cheap lager. Aroma is grainy with a touch of lemony tartness and the customary adjunct corn syrup note. Flavor is the same but it's actually worse to taste the lemon/corn syrup/grain profile than to smell it. Almost immediately becomes tiresome and is rather reminiscent of lemon lime soda. Body has a little more heft than the run of the mill adjunct lager. Clean aftertaste, nice level of carbonation.

illidurit, Nov 30, 2008
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Suprema from Cerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd
72 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.